My endocrinologist has limited me to 1200 calories a day. I have some ideas, but I would appreciate any suggestions of foods to help me get the MOST out of those limited calories. A couple of background notes: I know that doesn't seem like much; she is basing it on me weighing 145 lbs and a goal weight of 120. I did tell her that I KNEW my friend who lifts weights would tell me that isn't enough. She responded that they find exercise to be very effective in MAINTAINING weight loss but not much help in losing. She said it stimulates your appetite and you tend to overestimate how many calories you've burned.